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Close Race in Partial Afghan Vote Count

Preliminary official results are beginning to come in from Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election, showing a close race between former finance minister Ashraf Ghani and opposition politician Abdullah Abdullah. The Afghan Independent Election Commission said Sunday with nearly 500,000 votes counted, early figures put Abdullah in the lead with nearly 42 percent of the vote. Ghani follows with 38 percent. Some seven million votes were cast in all.A third candidate, Zalmai Rassoul,...

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